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Not All That Surprising

The Media Research Center points our that Dan Rather is recycling scoop a bit: “On an August 29, 1990 prime-time special, Bob Schieffer introduced the Rather interview with Saddam: ‘While it may sound a bit unusual to Westerners, Saddam Hussein seems very serious about wanting a television debate with President Bush and British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.’” Yet, last night, Rather said, “President Hussein has a surprising proposal for President Bush. He is challenging the President of the United States to join him in a live radio and television satellite linkup and debate the need for war before the entire world.”


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